The Coast Guard is warning travelers to avoid camping, RVing and RVing related services, as it is expanding the number of agencies it’s offering on-the-ground services in the Southeast.
The Coast Guard said Thursday that its “southern footprint” has been expanded to include Camping Services, which offer services to help guests find lodging and other services, while the Coast Guard RV and RV Rentals is adding services to serve the growing need for RV and camping rentals in Southeast Alaska.
The Coast Guards Southern footprint extends from Camping Service in the Valdez to Camping RV in the Tundra, Camping Rental and Camping Car Rental in the Caspian Sea, and Camp and RV Rental at the Camping Station in the Bering Sea.
The service will expand to include the Camp and Rental Service in Camping, Camp and Trailer Service in Alaska, and the Camp Rental RV and Trailer service in the Gulf of Alaska.
The Service, which began as a regional agency in 2007, will now offer services in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
The service is part of the Coast Guards Regional Service for the Gulf, which includes all of the services provided by the Coast States, the U.S. Territories and Guam.
“We are working closely with our regional partners to provide these services to our guests,” Coast Guard Capt. Joe Curnutto said in a statement.
“We will continue to provide additional services to ensure our guests can access the services they need, and that the Coast will continue the great work of protecting our great state.”
The service, which will be available from April through October, will provide support for RV guests and RVers who do not have a full-time RV service provider.
In addition, the service will provide assistance to those who do have a RV service and RV rental company.
For more information about the service, visit the Coast Services website.
The National Park Service also added the service to its Regional Service in 2019.
According to the National Park System, the Service has a global footprint covering nearly 9,300 national parks and preserves, and about 2,000 local parks.
NPS officials said the new services will help people find the information they need when they want to visit a national park or preserve and the information to learn about the local culture.